What is a Parent Liaison?
A Parent Liaison is a person who works to bridge the communication between school and home by helping parents get the information, help and support they need to ensure their child's academic and social success in school.
How can a Parent Liaison help me?
Often, parents feel uncomfortable about sharing their questions or concerns with the teachers or school administration. Because good communication between home and school is such a vital part of your child's success, the Parent Liaison will listen to your concerns and then work with you to make sure that your situation, question or point of view is expressed and understood. They will help and support you if you need to find ways to resolve issues that may be hindering your child's success in school. Parent Liaisons want to be sure that you understand what you can do to get involved, keep informed, share information, and help your child do his or her best.
Your Parent Liaison can connect you to important information:
* Kindergarten Registration
* School Expectations
* SOL testing
* Contacting Teachers and Counselors
* Absentee Calls
* Special Education
Your Parent Liaison can connect you to available resources/help:
* School Supplies
*Public Library Use
* Medical Assistance/Glasses
Your Parent Liaison can help you make a comfortable connection with the school:
* Back-to-school Nights
* Get help with interpreters
* Parent/Teacher Conferences
Your Parent Liaison can connect you to support in crisis situations (emotional, physical and academic):
* Substance and physical abuse
* Family deaths